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on domessic policy, including health care, the re of governments, and the number one issue on voters' minds, the economy. you can expect both candidates to have a say on the 8.1% of the unemployment rate and the national debt. keep in mind with early voting under way in 10 states already, many americans have already cast their ballots. still governor romney and presideet obama have plenty of opportunity to hurt or help their campaign in the next nine minutes. no cheering, no. now, the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. >> good evening from maaness arena at the university of denver in denver colorado. i am jim lehrer of pbs news hour, and i welcome the new to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one ice- presidential, are sponsored by the commission of presidential debates. tonight's nine minutes will be about he domestic feature and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15 minute seg
're getting a chance to look at it. the trustees are basically asking the district government to put up more money to pay for the right sizing plan. the trustos want $21 million to address the plan. it's $11 million typically used for the capital budget and that is to be moved into the right siding budget now. listen to this. the remaining $10 million needed will support its employee separation plan and the report said it can't guarantee the actions relating to faculty and staff alignment won't result in legal action. appears that want report said on average, udc spends 315% more on management positions than another university -- other universities. still no word on the fought our of the university president. we're in the process of putting the entire report online and so that everyone can check in with www.myfoxdc.comcom to see what the report has to say and we'll have an update at 10. >> all right, matt ackland, it's true what they say. >>> men's -- someone's always watching a. a new disturbing report claims the government is spying more americans those days. days. . >> right now. no. no.
for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> today marks 10 years since the d.c. sniper attacks began. if you lived in the d.c. region during those three weeks in october of 2002, you know firsthand the terror and fear sparked by john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo. they killed 10 people and seriously hurt three others. tonight one of the survivors talks about the tragedy. >> there was a victim shot at point blank range five times by lee boyd malvo and lived to tell about it, paula rus -- paul la rusa. he says he values life more and is no longer haunted by nightmares. >> they say he stayed pretty straight on and just boom boom boom. >> this is
. they are not saying who carried out the attempt. the finger is being pointed to hackers from the chinese government. the associated press was told it targeted a network of unclassified information and there is no information that any data was removed. >> and on your monday, after a decade long fight, a piece of history closes its doors. what is next for the old power plant on the potomac. and seeing a little wet weather today. >> and i know the nat fans don't want to see that, will. it is very light. i'm expecting a few hundreds but we'll probably have light showers or drizzle. hopefully not enough to cause a rain delay. and we have scott out there. i'm sure the stands are filling regardless of the showers? >> reporter: well the showers are starting to go away. so it looks like they are on the way out and the magic number is one so that means a nats win, and the champagne will fro -- will flow tonight. >> get the goggles ready, scott. >> and if you have a story idea, we want to put it on the air. the fox tip line, the number 202-859-3000 or even better, e- mail all of the information, including the
. >> i think every member here knows the purpose of the district government having control over our budget. >> reporter: phil mendelson introduced a bill on tuesday with all council members on board. that would basically allow voters to approve a change in the district's charter that would block federal control. >> we believe that is what it would do. the congress in the united states has a final say to vote the referendum up or down and hope that they will decide to take it back. >> reporter: the plan could not only give d.c. leaders full control of the budget, but also keep federal budget issues separate. >> it would keep federal disagreements over whatever issues are unrelated to the district government that result in a threat of or actual shutdown of the district government. the federal government tries to work out the disagreements. >> reporter: on the hill, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton made progress on budget autonomy. the council continues to support the efforts but believe that it's time to try something new. >> it allows us to produce a clean bill on our own. >> repo
] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> you thought the lines were bad, but now the food got expensive at d.c. food trucks. starting today you pay an extra 10%. laura evans has the story tonight. >> reporter: the food truck craze has reached such a fevered pitch, the d.c. government is having its fill awful and eating it too. serving up the barbecue, pour on the extra sauce, and don't forget the tax. >> it's the restaurants and now the food trucks as well. >> reporter: now the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge customers 10% on every sale. >> oh, man, that's rough. >> everybod
knows the important of the district government securing local control every our budget. >> phil mendelsohn introduceed a bill tuesday with all councilmember on board that would allow voters to approve a change in the district's charter. that would block federal budget control. >> we believe that is what they will do and the congress. the united states has final say. they can vote the referendum change at amendment either up or down and we hope they will decide to take a pass. >> reporter: the plan could not only give d.c. leaders full control of budget but also keep federal budget issues separate from the district government. >> it would free the district from federal disagreements over whatever issued are unrelated to the district government that result in a threat of or actual shutdown of the district government while the federal government tries to work out its disagreements. >> reporter: on the hill, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton has made progress on budget autonomy. the council continues to support those efforts but believes it is time to try something new. >> that th
civil society, the first amendment has the greatest protection. the government needs to protect the speaker and for those who say they want to engage in violence, we'll arrest you for engaging in violence and all it's going to do is embolden those. >> reporter: during the hearing, the u.s. district judge collier characterized the part of the poster as being part of hate speech and wondered aloud if metro manager's concerns are reasonable and did not issue a ruling today. the person who wants to put up the poster was hoping for a quick ruling and ordering metro it put them up right away. the judge, however, said she hinted she would give her ruling quickly in this case. >>> it's become a dangerous path for residents since january. there have been eight robberies in and around fort taunton park. some of the muggings were at gunpoint. residents are concerned. earlier, kenyon mc. duffy and eleanor holmes norton went on a walking tourist park and they looking for solutions to the crime. >> we have the community support and they have been hard at work and we're going to implement what
it would pull away the funding that the federal government gives. but people take it and run. whatever. >> look at tucker. >> everybody loves big bird. big bird is safe. weather forecast, starting off with cloud cover. we've got some humidity out there to start your day as well. some warm temperatures but changes today. we'll get drier air working in later this afternoon. it will start to feel like october. >> good. start acting like it's autumn. there is your front and this one is one of those very slow movers. not in any hurry to kind of chug along here and it brings some showers on the west side. you can see the light shower activity. we're not going to get more than a few 100ths of an inch. frederick to manassas, through north central virginia, some showers working in. we are getting left overrain showers. this is all marching east. the next map will show you a bigger picture. you can see the shower activity stretching from upstate new york right down into the carolinas along the axis of this front. as it pushes to the east later, i think the showers will wind down here during your
want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama will stay here in the district today. he has three campaign events scheduled in d.c. the president also campaigned yesterday in virginia. he was 200 miles from romney in virginia beach. >>> the nfl referees are back on the job. the regular refs received a standing ovation when we took the field before last night's ravens-bengals game in baltimore. the honeymoon was short-lived, as you might imagine. the crowd quickly booed when the hometown ravens were called for an unsportsmanlike penalty. this was the first game since the nfl and players union reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. nfl commissioner roger goodell apologized to fans for the lockout. >> we're sorry to bring our fans through that, sorry to bring the general public through that. that's, u
% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >>> monday night football action. the bears on the road to face the cowboys. it was a tough game for tony romo. the cowboys quarterback got intercepted five times. the two were returned for bear touchdowns. his countser part jay cutler kept mistakes to a minimum with 257 yards and two touchdowns. chicago won 34-18. >> there you go. it is the talk of the town. the nationals clinched the national league east title. when the braves lost last night. and the nats begin their playoff push either saturday or sunday, on the road. fans will be able to get their official divisional title gear this morning. coming up in abou
. the pesky stink bugs. the government said that they have returned in a big quay. many more than last year. you don't have to tell that to the people near linden, virginia. that is where beth parker has paid a visit today. >> stink bug heaven. >> reporter: you can s.w.a.t. them or sweep them. you can't get away. >> there's millions of them. it's the worst thing i have seen in my life. >> reporter: not what he had in mind when he retired and moved to the country. hosted to be closer to nature and nature's too close. >> it's like bug stew. >> can you take some home for dinner if you want. [ laughter ] >> reporter: no, thanks. >> seriously, he would love to get rid of them. their real name is the brown marmarated stink bug and he calls them? >> yucky. terage. >> reporter: he live -- teage. >> reporter: he lives at the top of the mountain. >> everyone here has the same problem. >> and is this the talk of the town? >> yeah. uh-huh. >> and so bad some days he has to change his clothes in the garage. >> and when i go in, i have to take my clothes off. i am covered. >> reporter: like they're consp
the federal government oversee any election rule changes in states with a history of voting discrimination. also on the docket, whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional. it states the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages. >>> occupy d.c. is back, and it could cause some problems for your commute this morning. the group is planning to hold several demonstrations today to mark the one-year anniversary of that movement here. news 4's megan mcgrath live at farragut square now with more on what we can expect today. megan? >> reporter: good morning. we could see a pretty dicey rush hour this morning as well as some traffic tie-ups later on in the afternoon because of the demonstrations that are scheduled. in fact, one is about to get under way about an hour from now. we are expecting possible road closures associated with this. this is the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. you may remember when the protesters camped out in mcpherson square in freedom plaza. they were there for months protesting corporate greed, among other things. they were ul
in violence to supress is speech. under the first amend thement, the government has a duty not to effectuate the hechteler's veto and intent on suppressing speech. the government's duty in roll error very to protect the speaker and uphold our freedom for free speech. >> clearly, robert, courts in two cities have agreed with your assertion. you did represent the blogger who wanted to get tho up. what city is next? >> they have been up in san francisco, up in new york. she had similar ads in miami and washington, d.c. there have not been the terrorist attacks and what city is next? whatever she wants to go to. >> and not filing a lawsuit any time soon. >> there is always going to be lawsuit when is the government violates the constitution rights. the cities that put them up without restricts and have their have not been lawsuits, obviously. they're protecting the rights of freedom of speech. >> okay. >> the city is going to prohibit as in washington, d.c., they will likely be sued again and i suspect we'll win again. >> robert muse on the phone with us. good to you have here, sir. >> and thank
are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >>> officials in hong kong say six crew members have been arrested for a deadly boat collision. they're being questioned for endangering people's lives according to china's police chief. at least 37 people were killed and dozens more injured after a boat carrying utility workers collide wade ferry. the boat began to sink immediately following the crash. survivors say the ferry did not stop after the collision. >>> the trial of the former butler for pope benedict xvi is resuming this morning at the vatican and for the first time, the former personal assistant will be questioned in court. he is facing charges of stealing personal letters and documents from the pope. he
accident in hong kong tops our stories this morning. hong kong government officials say more than 30 people are dead and dozens more injured after a boat carrying utility workers colieded with the ferry. the boat was taking the workers and their families for a fireworks display for china's national day. >>> a decades-old mystery on the way to being solved today. scientists at michigan state university are analyzing soil samples that will help determine whether the remains of jimmy hoffa could be buried in a residential area of the city. the findings should be released today and they should be able to tell police whether human remains are present. the teamsters boss disappeared almost 40 years ago and his fate remains a mystery. >>> occupy protesters are expected to continue today with a veterans march planned at noon at freedom plaza. this week marks the one-year anniversary since the group began protests here in d.c. they want to bring new attention to the same issues that made them begin the movement in the first place last year. >>> president barack obama is still at a desert resort hudd
believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place next wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama is urging patience when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy belongs with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that we're building up over decades. but i want everybody here to understand our problems can be solved. our challenges will be met. >> the president will hold a campaign event today here in washington. >>> one person is dead after a wrong way crash in stafford, virginia. the accident happened around 4:30 yesterday along route 17 near stafford lakes parkway. police
at the compounding pharmacies contribute $3 billion a year. now the government is taking firm action. >> reporter: a tainted steroid solution is believed to have originated from the new england compounding center in massachusetts. >> 35 cases in six states. tragically, five have resulted in death. >> reporter: the fda is urging doctors not to use any products from the center. the cdc is working to inform those that may be at risk. >> we want to stay ahead of the curve and make sure we're proactive. >> reporter: richard jenkins may have been exposed. he was given three injections at a hospital in tennessee. he says he was contacted by health officials but not given clear instructions on how to proceed. >> they didn't say anything about the meningitis outbreak or if i needed to take precautio or symptoms to notify them or whatever. >> reporter: foothers, the warning came too late. >> to have a shot, six days later you're fighting for your life, and you lose your life. >> reporter: so far, all who have contracted the meningitis also received steroid shots for back pain. one new york doctor says the
on domestic issues, healthcare, the fiscal crisis, unemployment rate and taxes and the role of government and governing style. pollsters said mitt romney has to win big tonight. >> he's no longer winning the question on who will do best on the economy. he's got to win that question. >> reporter: with early voting underway in 35 states, governor romney and president obama are frying to capture the -- trying to capture the attention of those voters who remain undecided. >> i have my reasons for -- and do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that is how i look at it. >> reporter: when the final question is answered, both candidates will have two minutes r closing statements and then the debate about the debate when they will come to cameraand spend the night events. >> let me quickly ask you about the crowd or audience. is that join to the public in. >> this is by invitation only. people invited to the campaigns and the students here. the crowd is told to stay out of it, unlike many of the presidential debates in the gop primaries where the crowd got involveed and that is not -- t
that ended his marriage. hear why the govern nator is rae velg it all. >>> and cute or cruel? a dad post this is picture of his 3-year-old daughter online after she goes to the bathroom in the shower. did he go too far? parents weigh in on both sides. "today," sunday, september 30, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning 0, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester toelt reporting from afghanistan. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. lester, nice to see you. only two days after joint operations between american and afghan forces were set to be returning to normal, there was another deadly attack yesterday. >> jenna, good to see you as well. yes, the death toll here has climbed steadily in recent months following attacks by afghan army and police against american and coalition troops. we'll have more on this breaking story in just a moment. also a bit later i'll sit down with u.s. service people, both men and women to talk about what life is really like here in the danger zone. >>> and then, lester, arnold schwarzenegger is talking about the affair that
for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we can't afford four more years. number of students that wea lot of problehave.th the... resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female
a government-issued i.d. or the last four digits of your social security number. the deadline to register there, tuesday, ost 16th in d.c. to register, you'll need proof of residency which means either a current government photo i.d. or utility bill or government document that shows your name and address. you can register in d.c. actually on election day. provided that you bring that proof of residence. you can learn more about registering to vote on our website nbcwashington.com, just search vote. >> good to know. our next question is about getting a good deal. do online stores really offer good deals on the holidays, and which holidays offer the best deals for online shopping? >> shop smart magazine gave this answer that says holidays do bring markdowns, and one of the best days for deals is right around the corner. it turns out columbus day, which is monday, october 8th, is one of the best days for online discounts out of the year. the other good holidays for savings are labor day, presidents day and new year's day and independence day. october is a great month for family and friends sales.
amendment has the greatest protection. the government needs to protect the speaker and for those who say they want tone gain in violence, we'll arrest you for -- to engage in violence, we'll arrest you because all we'll do is embolden those who want to silence speech by engaging in lawless action. >> reporter: during the two hour hearing the district judge characterized at 1 point the words as hate speech and she wondered aloud whether metro managers were being reasonable in their concerns. she did not immediately issue a rule, but the judge hinted she would rule soon on whether the controversial posters should quickly into metro's system. in washington john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> you may have to adjust some weekendravel plans because metro is doing track work. red line trains will single track between judiciary square and ft. totten. orange line trains will also short track through the holiday monday. normal service resumes tuesday morning. >>> it's more than 150 years old, but this week the smithsonian is doing something it's never done before, launching its first ever national adv
will talk about his. those who believe they want bigger government, more intrusive government, deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who think we should encourage economic growth, promote small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> the first debate will take place next wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama is urging patients when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that were building up over decades, but i want everybody here to understand our problems can be solved. our challenges will be met. >> the president will hold campaign events here in washington. >>> pick up the pace. that's d.c. council mayor marion berry's demand to council members investigating the 2010 campaign of vincent gray. he also accused prose
governator is touring the country promoting his book, total recall. arnold schwarzenegger says he is embarrassed about his affair with the family housekeeper. when asked if he regrets allowing the housekeeper and the son he fathered with her to live under the same roof with his wife, maria shriver and she didn't know about it, this is how he responded. >> look, we all much smarter in hindsight, that's for sure. the bottom line is that's what i d that is the way i handled t the way i dealt with the whole thing is as good as i could deal with it. if it was wrong or right, it is now too late. >> reporter: shriver filed for divorce shortly after learning about the affair and the child he fathered with the housekeeper. schwarzenegger says he wants to reconcile. >> i know it is painful for my kids and for my wife to hear it over and over, those kind of things but my priority is to try to bring the family back together again. >> i came to hollywood and wayne decade i was one of the big of the action stars of all time. -- and within a decade, i was one of the biggest action stars of all t
and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> facebook launches a new feature, but since its stock isn't doing so hot they want you to pay up. shawn yancy has tonight's fox 5 top five. p five. >> up first tonight, brian, if you're in the market for a safe new car, we have the latest crash test results. no. 5, the insurance institute for highway safety says these five cars are tops in those crash test ratings. each vehicle performed well in tests evaluating front, side and rear impacts as well as rollovers. no. 4, you drink at least three cups of coffee a day,you may increase your risk of developing glaucoma. researchers say caffeinated coffee was found to have a specific link to grand jury comb
them with trying to bilk the government out of $430 million in false billings. doctors and nurses are among those arrested and they are accused of writing springs that disabled patients did not need and in some cases giving them food and cigarettes to attend programs that could be billed to the government. >>> a ceremony 6 # years in the making, -- 68 years in the making. seven marines were returned home and laid to rest. they were buried together in one casket at arlington national cemetery. they say the proper burial brings them peace. >> he was 12 years older and he was always my hero as i was growing up. >> the pentagon used the dna from living relatives to positively identify the remains. 73,000 u.s. servicemen are still missing from world war ii. >>> are you in the market for i anew home. coming up next, you could be in line for big help in the form of a down payment. >> plus, another mess at the reflexing pool t looks more like a drained swamp. we thought this was fixed. details this late project coming up. let's talk to tucker barnes. >> didn't they spend millions of dolla
sold as a humanitarian mission. and the two main security goals toppling the taliban government and destroying al qaeda bases were both accomplished here a decade ago. and the cost, around $600 billion. $8 billion a month. and there are two more years to go. the afghan government of president hamid karzai washington helped put in place is widely considered one of the most corrupt in the world. the u.s. has helped train about 350,000 afghan security forces. the target number. but they're not always loyal. 20% of american combat deaths this year came from afghan forces shooting their american partners. many afghans fear, the government may not be able to hold the country together once u.s. troops leave in 2014. there could be a civil war. >> keep going a little bit more. >> reporter: among u.s. forces, morale remains high. but some are annoyed the war has been ignored in the u.s. presidential campaign. all four of doc coughlin's brothers serve in the military. he's on his second tour in afghanistan. he knows americans aret talking much about the troops anymore. >> initially when t
expectations -- >> government romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> he needs to give the american people the choice that we're offering. >> what's not debating is the interest. the live audience is invitation only, so that means the tv audience is expected to be in the millions. between the two candidates mitt romney is actually the more battle tested of the two having taken part in some 20 primary debates on his way to the republican nomination. president obama on the other hand as you know had no primary challenger and as a result, no primary debates. in the newsroom tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us tonight. it's always great to see you. >> good to be here, shawn. >> how important are these presidential debates and do they really make a difference? >> if you look back in history, i think there have been two that have been deciders in terms of candidates, 1960. i watched that first debate john kennedy on the stage with richard nixon and he was considered the winner of that on tv, not on radio, but that's where people were watching and t
, social security and medicare and the role of the federal government. the president said romney's ideas are not specific enough. >> his running mate, congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that governor romney has talked about, and it wasn't very detailed. this seems to be a trend. >>reporter: and romney repeatedly accused the president of misrepresenting his positions. >> i got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true, but just keep on repeating and ultimately hoping i'll believe it, but that is not the case, all right? i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >>reporter: that poll -- in polls taken after the debate show mitt romney across the board is considered the winner. this is the first of three presidential debates. the next one takes place on october 16th. tony and allison. >> nicole, thank you very much. coming up at 9:30, mr. martin is learning what young adults thought of last night's debate. he is live once again at american university for "campaign u." tony. >>> the company and brand know
, the sees sense of the plan. >> i know what my own vow is. i rather not telling the government not telling me what insurance company to get. >> this debate went on for an hour and a half. at one point, they did not get to all the candidates. 50million people watched this debate tonight and there will be two more presidential debates. the nets will be the vice presidential debate. >> thank, you very much. gentleman, it's good to have you here. >> brendan, i'm going to start with you. mitt romney was surprisingly strong. we got a car cialghts obama came with a saw. what can you take that? >> he was behind and chris want and he couldn't tell his truth m. ofous answers, he ran away from his tax cutser the platform. he ran away from that. on the substance, he didn't do that well. it is true obama was not as engaged as some hopes. he didn't even up the 47% remarks that rom romney had made. we'll see as the next debate is. >> we heard governor chris cristie say tonight was going to be a game changer. yo you think it will change things? what about the undecided voters? >> it might. you'll no
is divided up into three 15-minute segments. the economy, roll on government and leadership style. the pressure is certainly on, on mitt romney to perform and is a must-win situation. on the flip side of that for presume a it's a must not lose situation as well and here we are a month away from the election and the stakes are high here tonight, even though both campaigns tend to downplay the expectations. make no mistake, the pressure is on, brian. >> are you getting a sense from puppedits that mitt romney has the experience and that perhaps president obama has a stronger hold on some of the national- international topics because he deals with it every day? >> reporter: right, who the international topic comes into play is yet to be seen on domestic policy tonight, but you're right about mitt romney. there were some 43 hours of debate time during 23 debates during the gop primary season. so he is well-versed in this and there are a lot of people on that stage during most debates. it's one-on-one and those two men have not generally seen each other face-to-face. i think three or fo
.8%. this is the first time in almost four years that the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. the government says the rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential race. >>> making headlines this morning, an alert for women in fairfax county. police are looking for a suspected serial fondler. >> he has approached at least five women, usually from behind and grabs them before taking off. fox5's sherri ly is live in springfield with more details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison, good morning, tony. the number of cases here continues to grow. we he a fifth victim that's now come forward. this is a case that hadn't been reported until police went public with information on these cases. that woman said she was fondled here in this springfield neighborhood last month. it is the same place that another woman said she was victimized just three days ago. police released a sketch of the suspect. he's described as a man in his 30s, dark eyes and a neatly trimmed beards. the victims say he approaches from behind, doesn't say anything when suddenly grabs
craze has reached such a fevered pitch, the d.c. government is now having its falafel and eating it too. serving up the barbecue, pour on the extra cause and don't forget the tax. >> isn't that pretty much every restaurant is just like the food trucks now? >> that's exactly right. the food trucks had always paid a flat $100 feet and now the city is implementing the sales tax act. they have to charge 10% on every sale. >> thank you very much. >> what is 10%? everybody has to get their cut, right? >> don't like paying more. >> we're giving away free coconut macaroons because of the sales tax today. >> reporter: james mcauley eats at food trucks every day. he think the tax is fair. it is just annoying. >> things are already kind of expensive when you pay with a credit card or what not, there is additional fees now for that too. >> reporter: steve adelson says he is fine with paying his fair share. >> at this point, we are on a level playing field and we should be treated with the same respect that other businesses are instead of the pariah that, in essence, we've been being. >> it is just
of looking at what government does. and he made his case as well. i mean, more than anything, it was probably a draw that romney did better than i thought, and he, the president is rusty. he hasn't done this in four years. >> he is still the president of the united states. let me ask you, mark, after what we heard or what we saw tonight in their performances, do you think it's going to make a difference for undecided voters? those voters in those key swing states? >> no. i'm glad do you brought that up, are one by organization, by the knocking on doors, the phone banking. the voter id. the idea of getting them to the polls. that's an organizational triumph and nobody made such a serious mistake that it's going to change. i'll be very interested in looking at those state polls. i don't think the debate affected the performance of the ground game as they call it in those states. >> mark, we'll ask you to stick around. we'll get more coming up later in the newscast. thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >>> we continue now in the web center. reaction all over social media. our facebook page bl
will be on the card for the supreme court today. president clinton signed the law which states the federal government will only recognize marriages between a man and a woman. the court will also hear a case that challenges whether race should be a factor in college admissions. a white student sued the university of texas after she claims she was rejected unfairly. >> there were people in my class with lower grades who weren't in all the activities i was in who were being accepted into ut, and the only other difference between us was the color of our skin. >> the best way to get to racial diversity is to consider race in an individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> six of the supreme court justices attended a special mass yesterd yesterday. the traditional red mass takes place the sunday before the supreme court begins its new term. >>> 5:35. news 4's tony tull at the live desk with breaking news. >> a little bit of sad news to report this morning. nbc news has just learned that 3 of the 16 people killed by a suicide bomber this morning in afghanistan were, in fact, american nato servic
. the bill would keep federal budget issues separate from local government. >>> a warning for students. police want them to watch out for a suspicious man. they say a female student was followed as she drove home monday night. the girl says the man approached her as she walked into her house. she was able to get inside before he could reach her. >>> today is walk to school day. it's part of an effort to raise awareness for pedestrian safety and promote physical activity among children. police, fire and rescue workers and elected officials are joining students for events at local schools today. they include walks to piney branch elementary, and another one to dr. charles drew elementary in silver spring. students in 40 countries are taking part. >>> alan gross was convicted of spying and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. he has a tumor on his shoulder. cuban doctors say it's benign, but american doctors say they couldn't rule out cancer and he needs to be treated. his wife and lawyer are pleading with the cuban authorities to release him on humanitarian grounds. >>> the results are i
of these videos play into one of the big topics tonight, and that's the role of government in people's lives. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> we have continuing coverage of the debate prep all morning long, including chats later, and a reminder, you can catch the debate live at 9:00 p.m. here on fox 5. we'll have complete analysis on fox 5 news at 10 and the news edge at 11. >>> new this morning, would you pay pepco more each month if it meant better service? >> maryland residents could be asked to pay an extra dollar or two with that extra cash going toward preventing major power outages. fox5's melanie alnwick is live at pepco headquarters with details of this plan. melanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. after the june derecho that knocked out power millions around the area, many for more than a week, the governor developed a task force, and now it appears it's talking about passing some of the cost onto customers. given the outrage among customers when pepco asked for its last rate hike, it's a good bet the proposal isn't going to be popular with the public.
and medicare and the role of the federal government. the president said romney's ideas are not specific enough. >> his running mate, congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that governor romney has talked about, and it wasn't very detailed. this seems to be a trend. >>reporter: and romney repeatedly accused the president of misrepresenting his position. >> i got five boys, i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it, but that is not the case. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >>reporter: this is the first of three presidential debates. the next one is scheduled for october 16th, but the vice presidential candidates debate a week from today. allison. >> nicole collins live on the hill, nicole, thank you. >>> both parties are analyzing the debates this morning. vice president joe biden says romney did not give enough specifics and republican florida senator marco rubio thinks the president appeared uncomfortable. so what did you think of the debate? we
at the government center with a preview now, good morning, derek. >> good morning, we have a big old slice of americana to go with your coffee. take a look, this is a 20 year tradition here that's grown into a full fledged county fair. a two day weekend evidence where the parking lot has been transformed, like i said, into a full fledged county fair. there is lots of activity and it's all geared towards the kids. there's lots of opportunity for everyone to come out and enjoy the event. there is educational exhibits as well for kids to have fun while learning about public safety and the environment. >> the carnival for the first time this year, and an incredible number of events out here. face painting, petting zoo, a dozen food vendors. it's all about education and fun here at fair fax county. >> and i also understand there will be an appearance of a certain peacock. this event starts at 10:00, runs to five, and the event is free. this is the second and last day of this event. we're live in fairfax county. back to you. >> derek paints quite a picture. >> i wonder if he will come back with
carrie about what he would do to cut costs. >> slowly through attrition we'll reduce government appliment by 10%. that, again, saves about $47 billion a year. >> romney also emphasized he's running a campaign for all americans. that's a reference to the secret videotape where he claimed 47% of americans who don't pay federal taxes consider themselves victims. president obama released new ads against those remarks and described how he sees those people during a stop in virginia beach 0. >> i see hardworking virginians. i see students trying to work their way through college. >> polls have the president leading in virginia now by up to a 7% margin. >>> thanks to a donation, nationalses fans will not be stranded in southwest d.c. during the team's playoff run. metro has annnced it will extend the hours that the trains run for all the postseason home games. and a d.c.-based company cald living social will pay for it. metro requires a $29,000 deposit to keep the stations open past midnight. nationalses refused to pay the bill even though other sports teams in town do pay it. >>> there's contro
they should be funded by the federal government. >> tough not it like big bird. >> i have a feeling big bird will end up in a saturday night live skit this weekend. >> humidity, of course, clouds, mosquitoes continue to bite us. >> we both got bit yesterday. >> it felt like summer yesterday afternoon. >> it was hot outside. >> really hot. the reason why, this front has been very persistent and just hanging out across the area. finally, it is on the move very slowly and it will bring us changes later today. there is your front. you can see it hanging up north to south and on the west side of it, we have some shower activity breaking out. once again, this shower activity is very light. leesburg, out towards reston, you get down to culpeper, generally north to south here, we have some light rain showers. this will be pushing through here over the next several hours. i don't think it will be in a hurry to get out of here. here is the bigger picture. lots of clouds and showers to start your day. there you go. the good news is we can see the back edge of this system finally out towards eastern ken
states the federal government will only recognize marriages between a man and a woman. the court will also hear a case that challenges whether race should be a factor in college admissions. a white student sued the university of texas after she claims she was rejected unfairly. >> there were people in my class with lower grades who weren't in all the activities that i was in who were being accepted into ut, and the only other difference between us was the color of our skin. >> the best way to get to racial diversity is to consider race in an individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> six of the supreme court justices attended a special mass yesterday. the traditional red mass takes place the sunday before the supreme court begins its new term. >>> today new laws will take effect to protect victims of domestic violence in maryland. people who have to leave their jobs because of the threat of violence will now be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. also, judges will now have to report whether defendants have a domestically related relationship with their vic
with trying to steal $430 million from the government by filling out false billing reports. the federal strike force targeted medicare schemes in louisiana, new york, chicago, dallas, and miami. >>> former apple ceo steve jobs died one year ago today. his tech company is still going strong. some worried about the future of apple including its other cofounder steve wozniak. but the company stock is up about 80% since this time last year. apple has become the most valuable company of all time. just last month, preorders of its latest device surpassed two million in just 24 hours. they are doing just fine. >>> how many friends do you have on facebook? probably about five or six, 20, 30. >> you are if the social networking site itself, you have one billion. >> founder mark zuckerberg made the announcement yesterday. >> the one billion friends aren't translating into money quite yet. >> not in the stock. no, not driving the stock price up. >>> what do james bond and the beatle have in common? we'll find out next. we've got a check of your weather and traffic. stay with us. stay with us. you're on t
. for the first time it's a two-day event. if you missed today, you can head out to the government center tomorrow 10:00 to 5:00, and it's free. we're gearing up for our 20th annual health and fitness expo. march 16th and 17th at the washington convention center. >>> more than 300 teen girls came out to prince georges community college today. a special sisterhood summit. the goal, to teach girls how to resolve conflicts without violence. judge glenda hatchet was one of the guests. and tracy wilkins also spoke to the group. assault cases among girls went up 24% from 1996 to 2005. that's something brooks says has got to change. >> we want to save our children. we want to invest in our children. we're talking to our young daughters about how to use special media responsibly. we're investing in our children as a community. >> every student who attended today was encouraged to join programs to help reduce teen violence. >>> well, breathe deep and jump. that was the theme for an unusual fund-raiser. for a donation of at least $50, yes, you could repell down the woodies building in washington. the view c
is on tap for today? >> we get private payroll data in the lead-up to the big government jobs report for september. that comes out on friday. we get a report on the services sector. this is the biggest part of the economy. financial services, people would work in the hotel industry, et cetera. so pretty big reports. ahead of that, we are showing some green, like you and me this morning. futures are up but not by too much. >> great minds think alike. well, let's talk about american airlines aing bit here. this news of loose seats on airplanes. this is not good for american airlines business. what is the latest on this this morning. >> it really isn't. they are expecting 11 more jets today on top of 36 that have already been inspected and we've seen six different instances of loose seats. imagine you are going to take the family away for christmas. would you want to book on american? for the past two months, they've been canceling flights. they are bankrupt. they've been in bankruptcy protection since november. they have this latest issue of safety. there has been some speculation beca
a video was released showing him calling 47% of the nation victims who are dependent on the government. here what is he that h. to say yesterday. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question-and- answer sessions, now and then you are going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that is just completely wrong. i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. that has been demonstrated throughout my life. >> romney will dlfer a speech on foreign policy next monday at virginia military institute in lexington. -- romney will deliver a speech on foreign policy next monday at virginia military institute in lexington. >> the notorious d-a-r right here. >> robert griffin iii has been named the offensive player of the month in the nfc. that is pretty good. >> that is huge. >> with 1300 yards in the month of september. they could have given to it alfred morris. >> is a beast too. >> this is the sixth round pick out of florida atlantic. he is a top five rush er right now in the nfl. coach mike s
and oom papa bands. >> the next best thing to munich. >> only governments $6. >> and a great music festival in new orleans. know about mardi gras and some of the other music festivals but a great one this time of year. >> the voodoo music experience. absolutely love new orleans. a great time to go there. bands like jack white and green day are playing there. lasts three days in city park. because this is new orleans, wonderful food, gumbo, oyster poor boys and you get a lot there. >> your favorite of these if i put you on the spot, laid out five. if only one, i'd go to oregon because i love pinot noir. >> when it comes right down to it, leave the kids at home. >> you do the square crows and i'll do the wine. >> from jeans to skirts and >>> back now at 840, and this morning on "today's style" it's all about helms. changing from mini to maxies, hard to keep up. contributing style editor is here with the lange and short of it, shall we say. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> what are the rules on hem, and what's in this year had. >> in fashion you have to think of the
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